Return to Adapted Programs - What to Expect

(Updated on November 10, 2020)

For everyone’s safety and comfort, please review the following information carefully prior to returning to a Town of Aurora Adapted Program. You will also receive an email prior to the start of your program with additional information.

Pre-registration is required. Register online at eplay.

Program Modifications
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
  • Physical distancing will be enforced at all times.
  • Activity tables and program equipment will be set up prior to program to ensure physical distancing is maintained at all times.
  • Where possible, equipment and material will be divided into kits/bins to ensure items are used exclusively by one individual or household.
  • After each program all equipment, tables and activity stations will be cleaned/disinfected before next use.
Facility Access & Participant Screening 
  • Access to all Town of Aurora Facilities is limited to those who have pre-registered for a program or drop-in plus 1 parent/guardian.
  • Only 1 parent/guardian may participate in the program per participant. No additional spectators may access the facility or program.
  • Registration for Fall Programs will begin on Monday, September 28 for residents. Non-resident registration will begin on Thursday, October 1. Visit eplay to register online.
  • As a part of registration, participants will be asked a series of screening questions. If participants answer “yes” to any of the questions, they will not be permitted to enter a Town Facility.
  • Participants are asked to come dressed for their program as the use of change rooms is not permitted at this time.
  • Upon arrival to the facility for your scheduled program you will be met at the front entrance by a Facility Greeter. They will confirm your registration and ask you 1 affirmation screening question “When registering for the program, you answered screening questions in relation to COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Have any of your responses to those questions changed?” At this time, the participant’s parent/guardian accompanying them to the program will also be asked the same screening questions the participant was asked at registration. If the participant or parent/guardian answer “yes” to any question, they will not be granted access to the facility. The participant must exit the building and contact their local health unit for next steps.
  • All Staff will also be pre-screening before entering any Town Facility each day. 
Face Masks are Mandatory in all Town Facilities 
  • The Town of Aurora will follow all York Region guidelines for mandatory masks as outlined in The Regional Municipality of York Medical Officer of Health Instructions to Businesses and Organizations Currently Operating (under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), R.S.O. 1990 and related Regulations).
  • Note: York Region Public Health lists children under the age of 2 as an exemption, therefore it is not mandatory for them to wear a mask when participating in any Preschool Programs. To review this guideline in addition to suitable exemptions and additional information regarding the use of masks and face coverings, visit the York Region Public Health website.
Physical Distancing & Signage
  • Participants will be required to maintain physical distancing at all times.
  • There will be floor markings and signage throughout each facility to promote and maintain physical distancing.
  • Program capacities have been restricted so participants can maintain physical distance.
  • Programming is modified and limited, to allow for staggered start and end times.
  • There will be one-way directional flow throughout the facility.
  • Participants are asked to arrive for their program no earlier than 15 minutes before their program start time and must leave the facility within 15 minutes of their program or activity ending.
Cleaning and Sanitization 
  • High touch surface areas will be cleaned and sanitized between programs and activities throughout the day.
  • Program supplies and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized after each program.
  • Individual program supplies will be provided when possible.

Inclusion Services

The Town of Aurora welcomes and encourages residents of all abilities to have equitable and meaningful access to recreation opportunities. This is accomplished through specialized programming, individualized support options and accessible facilities for patrons with disabilities or unique needs. 

Mediator Passes

Mediator Passes are available to allow the individual requiring support to be accompanied by a Mediator into our Aquatics, Fitness, Gymnasium drop-in programs and pay as you go activities without additional cost to the Mediator. Please contact the respective coordinator for more information, or speak with our Customer Service Representatives to obtain a pass.

Integrated Opportunities

Participants require additional support if:

  • They have extra support at school or at home;
  • A physical, medical, or developmental/learning disability exists that affects the safety of others;
  • Extra support is required at home for basic care such as dressing and toileting;
  • The individual is currently associated with a support agency or program; or
  • There are challenging behaviours to be managed. 

Additional Support

Participants with disabilities and unique needs are encouraged to take part in year-round recreation programs that suit their interested and hobbies. If assistance is required outside of the typical staff to participant ratio, individuals are required to attend with a their own external support person. An external support person can include a parent, family member, or paid external staff member at the expense of the family.

Adapted Opportunities

The Town of Aurora offers specialized programs specifically designed for participants with special needs. These adapted programs have smaller staff to participant ratios, modified instruction, and an overall more sensory aware environment.

Adapted Programs - PlayAbility

New! Coming Fall 2020 

Participants of all abilities are welcomed into this adapted stay and play program specifically designed for children with physical and intellectual disabilities. A 1:4 staff to participant ratio will be provided. 

PlayAbility - Preschool

Ages: 4 to 7 years

Focus on development of gross motor skills, a variety of movement skills, turn taking and sharing.

Day

Date

Time

Fee/Class

Code

Sun

Nov 8

9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

$60.00/5

18672

PlayAbility - Children

Ages: 8 to 12 years

Focus on building and strengthening social skills with peers, physical activity and appropriate play.

Day

Date

Time

Fee/Class

Code

Wed

Nov 4

6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

$60.00/5

18673

Contact

If you have any questions or require more information on Inclusion Services and finding the right program for an individual, please contact:

Chiara Mabrucco
Community Programmer
905-727-3123 ext. 3528
Email Chiara Mabrucco

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